Elk hunter finds trio missing for 8 days; 1 dead, 2 taken to hospital

The car was found high-centered on an overgrown road. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office photo)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - The Douglas County 911 center received a call on Saturday reporting that the missing persons in Roseburg had been found.

Alice Hawkins, 80, Melvin Hawkins, 86, and Sharon Buchanan, 70, were found by a local elk hunter in Douglas County, and given a ride by the citizen to meet with an ambulance.

The caller stated that Buchanan died prior to him locating the vehicle.

The Hawkins were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for evaluation, though they were reported in good condition when transferred to the ambulance.

The three had gone for a drive on Friday, September 1, after 3:00 p.m. They were reported as missing to the Sheriff's Office on Sunday, September 3.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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